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the combat troops withdrawal, everybody talking about the obama administration when they were running for re-election, talked about biden -- vice president biden said we're going to leave in 2014. that's the end of it. that's not the end of it. there is a counterterrorist force. there is a lieutenant in my book who was there as a regular combat soldier and is now a special forces soldier. and he is very optimistic and things that the work done at that outpost, he's in the minority. the work done is positive and is affecting change. i think -- >> eliot: in what way? as one who has been a skeptic of what we could succeed through military strength in a region where the tal band al-qaeda -- the taliban seems enmeshed and woven into the fabric of society. what have we accomplished? >> the book traces this one outpost from 2006 until 2009 when overrun by the taliban. in 2007-2008, that's a part of the narrative when there actually is very tangible achievement and the u.s. and the afghan government is willing to win over t
that the obama administration tried mightily in 2010 and failed then. >> eliot: i think you're exactly right. the secret story line may be this is a proxy battle between hamas and abbas over who leads the palestinian movement. it is not easy to see who's doing what to whom. p.j. crowley professor at george washington university. former secretary for president obama. for more on israel's options let's go to former u.s. ambassador to morocco marc ginsberg. thank you for joining us. >> pleasure to be with you eliot. >> eliot: not a happy moment in the middle east. you have been a critic of u.s. policies thinking we've been too passive. is what we're seeing now an outgrowth of our being passive for too long a time and feuding forces explode in a moment when we don't want this to happen? >> the usual metaphor in the middle east if you don't stay on the bicycle and keep pedaling you fall off that's precisely what the problem has been with the active americans consistent and strategic diplomacy to try to break this logjam tha
, the obama administration implemented a federal program this year to lower emissions required emissions over the next two decades. here's the president describing what that policy will do. >> obama: by 2025, the average fuel economy of their vehicles will nearly double to almost 55 miles per gallon. it will save a typical family more than $8,000 in fuel costs over time. >> jennifer: now of course, if you get an electric vehicle like i have, it is over 250 miles per gallon if you go to the gas at all. anyway, if president obama likes it then the right wing, of course, must hate it! and they do. with a passion and vitriol that is usually reserved for the war on christmas and misplaced birth certificates. >> even with the $7500 federal rebate or whatever you get for it, it is still beyond pricy for a fred flintstone car. >> trying to push this crazy green agenda. we're twice the size. >> i can't tell you how annoying. get out of car. go in the trunk. get this long cord. hook it into the side. plug it into th
is a success then the obama administration's policies are a success and oh, that cannot happen! and here's the most delicious irony of all. guess who set the stage for the fuel standards that are driving the success? why, the very object of republican hero worship ronald reagan. in 1967, then california governor ronald reagan created california's clean air agency which is the agency that created the zero emissions standard and is spurring electric car development. ronald reagan, godfather of modern conservatism and the electric car? somebody get rush limbaugh another tranquilizer. coming up, one of the reasons we wanted to focus on electric cars tonight is that it is such an america in the 21st century story. it's politics and it is personalities. it is old technology versus new. it is about adapting our culture and our lives and our work force and our economy to a world that changes so fast that if you blink, you're already two steps behind the other guy. and we're going to explore all of that tonight. i can't
coast is one of the most trusted visors of the obama administration. he's the ceo. the obama guys are pure establishment guys. to be fair, david what do you think the corporate tax rate should be? shouldn't that go up a little bit? he was on cmbc get a load of his answer. >> what do you think the ultimate effective tax rate should be on corporations? >> zero. zero. >> yeah, the problem is from a fairness perspective no one would be able to stand it. but at the end of the day if you look at where jobs come from, they come from companies. if we want to create the most defective foreign pipeline you've ever seen, we would have the lowest rate possible. >> cenk: oh, highest possible pain on you. the lowest possible rate on them. they want to go to a territorial tax system. you know how much that saves companies? it's $134 billion. but understand something. it's not like that's free money. if they don't pay it you pay it. they want to transfer $134 billion of tax payments off of them and on to you. this is the real leaders of the republican party. and by the way oftentimes the democrat
of action out of the obama administration. she can bring that to the fore, and get some stuff done. >> i don't know how he's a champion citing ben affleck. [ laughter ] >> minus three points, exactly. talk to me about chuck hagel. >> first we have to start with susan rice. if she can handle the united nations, maybe she can handle the united states states senate. she does go hard left. that's exactly why the republicans fear her. she is still my first choice. i would pick tim romer or dick lugar. you've got bipartisan ship, somebody a lot of people could work with, including then senator obama who traveled around the world with him talking about nuclear disarmament. i think that is someone the president is comfortable with and the senators will be comfortable with. i think that's very important if we're going to retake the center. if you can't get susan right one of the hoosiers. >> one of the hoosiers wins. every fantasy draft every cabinet fantasy draft is talking about the hoosier twins. i say james cunningham, the ambassador to iraq, was to israel. james cunningham. susan rice, from fant
interesting, revealing exactly what we had feared was going on inside the obama administration. first, let's start with his framing of the issue. >> democrats are also going to have to step up here and do some tough things, and the notion that somehow these deficits and our debt are not a threat to our national security and economic future is something i could not disagree with more strongly. there are some commentators on the left that suggest that. >> cenk: it's threat to national security. look, i want to balance the budget, right, but it's not a threat to national security. if oh, my god what if the interest rates go up, but they're at record lows. this is just fear mongering. it's republican talking points. and then second of all you're setting up a straw man. nobody's saying don't balance the budget. the question is how how do you balance it? they always send out a straw man, oh, well, see that commentators on the left don't want to compromise. they do want to. the question is what's in the compromise. the if you notice, the most important thing he said there they're going to have to
rice failed to do something. and this is where the obama administration has leaved himself exposed. he never went to israel. i think now is probably not the time to get involved there but i think he's going to have to, in the second term, especially if these incidents show, they're going to try to do some middle east peace deal again. >> yeah, i mean you know, in addition to all of this which is a much more local conversation, we need to think in a broader sense. there's no big international moral voice on this question and i think until we have that kind of unquestionable, moral voice with an honest broker as well as a spiritual dimension this isn't going to get resolved by different types of policies. the record is clear. >> tim mak i want to ask you does the president see this as an opportunity to be the moral voice that tricia rose just talked to? >> if he does see the opportunity, he isn't really seizing on it. you haven't really seen him going out-front on the issue. you do see him giving speeches. you se
that we need to change our healthcare system and that the obama administration and congress took a good step forward in doing the right thing. it is something that the republicans haven't done ever. so i think that it became a political fight and they ignore would the fact there's some decent policy in there. and now they haven't read the bill. they haven't done their homework. they've regurgitated talking points for so long -- >> stephanie: yep. >> they're behind the eight ball. none of them know what to do because they have to admit they were wrong. >> stephanie: they've succeeded in confusing a lot of americans about what's in there. >> they're confused. i don't think any of them really understand what it is we're doing and why we're doing it. i really believe that these people need to kind of sit down -- take it on the plane with you. >> stephanie: right. light reading on the plane for your holiday visit. i can only take so many calls for jacki schechner. we can't clear up all of the confusion on this s
? will it help the obama administration, recession and the unemployment levels, as easy as it is to talk about the ugly aspects of it, what are the positive aspects if any. shop at local small businesses on friday. why not think about buying american-made products and think about keeping your money in your community by buying locally? we'll get to all of that governor eliot spitzer will be l kaing in host of "viewpoint" here on current tv. likewise, film critic allison bails who i'm a big fan of, and she'll be talking about what are some good films that smart politically progressive minded people can go see, and what are some good movies you can take your family to see or escape from your family with. and scott backman will be on. >> i can't wait for that. >> john: yesterday we had dean on, and they do a show together. and scott takes the position where he is very pro israel but not a huge fan of their government. anthony popus will be calling in, and is wal-mart as bad for their employees as we have been lead to believe? we will find out. but first it's time for some "ful
in arguing that the obama administration has engaged in this reckless runaway spending with its democratic allies in congress and they were successful in taking back the house. then one year later with the debt ceiling negotiations they seem to have overplayed their hand and really engage in this brink manship to what we're seeing come to fruition again with the fiscal cliff and we have seen some interpretation that the 2012 vote was a repudiation of that. would they learn from that? and frankly will democrats overplay their hand thinking they have this mandate to force republicans into voting for tax increases and not engage in any entitlement reform. it's shaping up to almost a mirror image of the debt ceiling-- >> eliot: every winner in the election wants to interpret the tendency to overplay one hand is enormous. i hate to overplay warren buffet as a voice but he is the most successful investor. when he said revenue should be 18.5, and that 3% is where the deficits are coming from, raise revenue, that's a potent argument from someone who isn't just an academic or someone who is a liber
to you a little bit about the campaign as we move forward. the obama campaign, this is jim messina. he's talking about taking the campaign and sort of using it as a model for how they run the administration going forward. >> people just spent five years winning two presidential elections together. they're now not going to walk away and not help him you know, become the change they want to see. >> you know, this obviously i think, is a great idea. not just grassroots. go in, frame every issue the way you frame mitt romney then you'll have success with the issues that you're trying to legislate. >> you know, they're turning a technology-based situation -- they're using a technology-based analogy for what should be the mode of governance in which you articulate your policy in a compelling way and you make sure everyone gets it and everyone knows what's going on. so yeah, that's called leadership last time i looked. and building consensus or at least building networks of agreement to allow you to govern. so in that sense
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